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Killing of 14-year-old girl alerts Argentina to femicides - rights group

Anastasia Moloney
2015-05-22

Although femicides - the killing of a woman by a man because of her gender - are most common in Central America, Argentina reported 277 femicides last year

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A DARK TWO DAYS IN SERBIA: 7 women killed in 48 hours!

2015-05-22

In the last 48 hours seven women were killed in Serbia * Spouses killed their wives , then themselves* Family tragedy rocked the whole of Serbia

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Child marriages, trafficking will soar after Nepal quake - charity

Emma Batha
2015-05-20

The massive earthquakes in Nepal will lead to a dramatic rise in child marriage and the trafficking of children as criminals prey on orphans and parents act to protect young daughters

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Turkey: three held over shooting of female talent show contestant

Constanze Letsch
2015-05-20

Mutlu Kaya, 19, in critical condition after being shot in head following death threats for singing in TV competition

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Egypt security forces step up sexual violence since Mursi's ouster-human rights group

Michael Georgy
2015-05-19

Egyptian security forces have stepped up sexual violence since the military overthrew the country's first freely elected president in 2013, a human rights group alleged

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A woman was forced to 'restore her virginity' 20 times after abuse before marriage to Isis fighters

2015-05-19

An Isis terrorist group forced a sex slave to undergo surgery to "restore her virginity" every time she was married to 20 fighters, a United Nations official has said.

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Experts demand end to immunity for UN peacekeepers over sex abuse

Leslie Gevirtz
2015-05-14

Sex abuse by U.N. peacekeeping personnel has been a problem for decades, and it is still happening despite the world body's official policy of zero tolerance for sexual exploitation

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Delhi's first female bus driver starts work as part of campaign to fight harassment

2015-05-11

The city’s women complain of ‘eve-teasing’ – or worse – on public transport. Having Saritha Vankadarath at the wheel may signal the start of change

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Senior UN official warns of ‘widespread and systematic’ sexual violence in Syria, Iraq

2015-05-08

Sexual violence is being committed strategically, in a widespread and systematic manner, and with a high-degree of sophistication by most parties to the conflict in Syria and Iraq

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